I took this photograph in my mother's garden and I heard Mr. Hansard's wise words in a clip of him speaking to the audience during a performance, which was posted on-line.
My point is: We do not have to look far for inspiration. There is comfort to be found if we look for it. There is meaning in the s**t...it is how we choose to use it that matters.
Trust. You will have roses.
The word discipline piqued my interest when I heard it in a podcast recently. In the way it was used, I really connected to its sound and meaning, immediately inspiring me to look into it further, to figure out its potential power in creating positive practices in my life. The definitions I found on it are not the most appealing and possibly match most people's initial association with the word: Discipline - [noun] the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience.[verb] train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way. Self Discipline - the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses.Synonyms: self-control, self-mastery; restraint, self-restraint; will power, strength of will, firmness, firmness of purpose, purposefulness, strong-mindedness, resolution, resolve, moral fibre; doggedness, persistence, determination, tenacity These didn't particularly evoke the way in which I re…
See How Free You Can Be If you could only see,See just how free you can beSee, how it looks, sounds and
feels To be unleashed, into liberty. If you were to cultivateA boundless belief in sufficiency;A you that surpasses all sense
of ‘enough’. A you who emerges from the
constraints of ingrained fallacyRewriting the fictions penned
by your affliction of conditionsWhose sole function is to keep
you small.Restricted. Contained. Silently
submissive To the clipped wings of self
esteem deficiency, It may seem, impossibly out of
reach, But I promise, with this belief,
you will see. If you can fill your speech
with accents of affirmation, Your mind with positive,
empowering informationIf you focus your vision on the
view of freedom,Reframing challenges into
lessons of wisdom,You will, supplement your life
with sustained self-support,And this, this is your
passport, to a life laden in your limitless dreamsAnd to a you, who is wealthy in
the means needed to seeWhat it is to finally be free. Pic by h…
As you may or may not know, I'm currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Last year I was travelling Australia and working on a farm (!) to get a second year on the Working Holiday Visa. I've been calling Melbourne home since late October, and now in January, I'm still finding my feet and figuring things out.
Like anything, there is a process involved in moving, in setting up, in changing. There are ups, downs and lengthy list of learnings along the way. Since being here, I've been working a lot on challenging things. I've challenged my relationship with money; my fears, my ideas about security, my ideas around scarcity/abundance, consumption and consciousness. I've challenged my actions, identifying when love or fear was guiding and acting accordingly. I've challenged my limitations, my passions, the transformation of what matters most. I've been reading and engaging in new ideas, exploring different areas and getting inspired by new voices.